Catalog 2023-2024 
    Feb 27, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology

5 credits

Students will learn the stages of human development from infancy throughout the life span. Stages will be discussed in terms of physical, social and psychological. Normal growth and development are discussed for each developmental stage. Also addressed are deviations from normal as behaviors which interfere with function. Practical applications are made.

This course meets the Social Science  general education distribution requirement.

Prerequisites:  ABED 40  or AHSE 56  (or placement into MATH 87  or AHSE 66  or higher) and ABED 46  (or placement into ENGL 93  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the general concepts of human development and behavior
  • Understand basic psychological terminology, concepts, and theories
  • Describe how biological, psychological, and social factors affect behavior
  • Explain the developmental theories of Erickson, Piaget, Kohlberg, and others
  • Describe the physical, mental, emotional, and social developmental characteristics at each developmental stage throughout the life span
  • Describe possible blocks to normal growth and development at all stages
  • Define the critical periods in development
  • Explain the impact on the individual and the family when individuals have not developed along expected patterns
  • Describe the stages of death and dying as defined by Kubler-Ross

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete required courses in the Social Science distribution area will be able to:

  • Explain at least one social science theory
  • Analyze social issues and problems in the context of social science

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50